PC makers usually don't cough up pricing information on unreleased models easily, but apparently the folks at wpcentral merely asked Lenovo reps at a recent press event how much the ThinkPad Tablet 2 running Windows 8 Pro would cost at launch -- and the reps told them. The new slate will bow on October 26 -- the launch date of Windows 8 -- and cost $799.
That price will apparently include a keyboard, which could make it a slightly better deal than Microsoft's own Surface Pro tablet, which may cost $799 with an additional $199 for its keyboard cover. (You may also be able to buy the ThinkPad Tablet 2 without the keyboard, presumably for $100 to $200 less.) But it's also in line with Microsoft's assertion that Windows 8 Pro tablets will compete in price more with ultrabooks than with consumer tablets.
Read more of "Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 runs Windows 8 Pro, includes keyboard for $799" at ZDNet.